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Numbers, Colors, Materials – They Mean Things!

March 6, 2012

In preparation for the next several Torah Portions I need to introduce the idea that all of the numbers, all of the colors, and all of the materials have meanings. Knowing this helps to open the scripture up to understanding.  It is important to understand that there is more than one meaning for almost all of these things. These are some of the meanings that I have heard assigned to various things in scripture:


  • 1 : Unity, Beginning
  • 2: Witness, Separation
  • 3: YHVH
  • 4: Dominion over the Earth
  • 5: Grace, Atonement
  • 6: Man, Beast
  • 7: Completeness
  • 8: New Beginning
  • 9: Fullness
  • 10: Confidence Before YHVH, Law
  • 11: Chaos
  • 12: God’s Government, Covenant
  • 13: Rebellion, Moon (Months)
  • 14: Passover
  • 17: Order
  • 18: Blessing
  • 40: Testing, Cleansing
  • 50: Freedom

Brad Scott at Wild Branch Ministries has an excellent series of articles on the meanings of numbers:

I haven’t read through all of them yet, but the ones I have read are very instructive.


  • Black: Sin and Death
  • Blue: Heaven and Holy Spirit
  • Brown: Only for sheep
  • Red: Atonement
  • Purple: Precious
  • Gold: YHVH

119 Ministries has an interesting study on Blue and Gold. It can be found here.


  • Gold: YHVH
  • Silver: Redemption
  • Bronze, Brass, Copper: Judgement

This has certainly helped my study of scripture, I hope it blesses you as well.

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